Death of Dave Brubeck

December 6, 1920 - December 5, 2012
Hartford, Connecticut | Age 91

Jazz composer and pianist
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CHARLES J. GANS, The Associated Press
You don't have to be a jazz aficionado to recognize "Take Five," the smoky instrumental by the Dave Brubeck Quartet that instantly evokes swinging bachelor pads, hi-fi systems and cool nightclubs of the 1950s and '60s.

"Take Five" was a musical milestone — a deceptively complex jazz composition that managed to crack the Billboard singles chart and introduce a new, adventurous sound to millions of listeners.

In a career that...

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